Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers to audio signals not being correctly transfered or not at all via Bluetooth or HDMI.

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Sound problems on Elitebook 8540w

I am using HP Elitebook 8540w and Ubuntu 14.04 Stil problem with sound. Alsmost thought I found a solution: alsactl -F restore it enabled sound, still have only headphones in sound settings, but ...
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Set sound device for individual applications using alsa

How can I set the sound device for a certain application, so when I start it automatically uses that device, even if it is not the default. A small example of what I want, to avoid confusion: I ...
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Sound Not Working Kubuntu 14.04 kernel 3.13.0-48-generic

Sound just stopped. Was working for a couple of years. I get a intel boot up tone. Sound works in windows. I looked at No sound in Kubuntu 14.04 Following advice here: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Elitebook 8540w - no sound

I freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Elitebook 8540w, and everything works fine (so far), it's just the sound problem. After opening sound mixer there is only headphones, no speaker.. if anyone ...
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How to specify which HDMI jack outputs audio

I have tried the solution on this question, but it didn't quite work for me - I imagine my problem is more universal than my hardware, but for good measure, I have an AMD Radeon 290 - I originally ...
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12.04 Upgrade: Sound Input Issues

I don't know how to follow these instructions. What do I have to write exactly in the terminal?
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How to play sound by Front Mic In sounds?

In Windows in Realtek HD menager i need opt "play sounds in front and rear in output devices" and double click in "Front Mic" (Red) and change source from Mic to "Front Speaker Output" and It cause ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Volume Hot Key not working in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu(14.04.2 LTS) in my Lenovo Z510. The multimedia hot keys in my laptop is independent. Means to use multimedia keys I don't have to press Fn key. The brightness hot keys are working ...
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Sound Recorder sample rate & bit rate settings

I have set Sound Recorder to record files through the Pulse Audio engine, and have successfully recorded stereo files to .FLAC however, when I record to WAV file, I have noticed that the files are ...
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Is there any other way to play windows games on ubuntu?

I tried using wine but it makes the gameplay lag too much. I don't want to go back to windows just to play games. I love ubuntu way too much. So can anyone tell me any methods to play games on my ...
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Ubuntu 14. 04 Built-in mic not recording/working

I'm new to Ubuntu, so preemptive apologies if I have inane questions. A few weeks ago, my internal mic stopped working/registering sound, and I have no idea why. (It actually worked out of the box in ...
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Overlapping system and Rakarrack playbacks on a X-Fi Gamer soundcard (setting up guitar)

I've gone through installick JACK and Rakarrack. I then had the problem with other audio (like YT flash videos or music player) disappearing when I turn on JACK etc., I've just installed pulseaudio ...
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Ubuntu on Asus eeebookX205 with all peripherals

I am planning to get an eeebook X205 but I want to be sure that I can run Ubuntu with wireless and sound. There is an article ...
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having elevated priority and general @audio permssion in rc.local

I am trying to run jackd instance from /etc/rc.local (along with a few other applications) from a custom made init script. The system is ubuntustudio and I have setup everything to have elevated ...
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Razer BlackWidow - Ubuntu not Recognizing Audio jacks

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard comes with two usb cables: one to simply connect to the computer so it recognizes key events, and another to register the USB and Headphone/Microphone jacks on the right. ...
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USB Audio Problem [closed]

I have a Corewind WiFiG25 board based on the AT91SAMG25 400 MHz following Arm processor running Linux 3.6.9 built using Buildroot. I am attempting to play mp3 files using mpg123 connected to an ALSA ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - How to configure sound device for Youtube videos?

I am listening to music while working on my laptop computer with Kubuntu 14.10. The music is played on external speakers connected via bluetooth, which works fine. I also noticed the notification ...
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problems in the sound of ubuntu 14.10

After reboot, the sound starts normally, but after some time of use, the sound disappears in the records speakers, increase the volume to maximum and nothing works, but when I put the headphones the ...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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No sound in headphones but speakers work fine

I have an ASUS F550C Notebook running Ubuntu 14.04. I connected my PC to a screen via HDMI and the HDMI sound works fine and the computer's speakers work great as well, but when I plug in my ...
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BQ Aquaris E4.5 sound not working in web applications and mediaplayer

I've recently purchased the BQ Aquaris E4.5 with Ubuntu touch and I'am quite satisfied for this first release. However I encountered some issues concerning the sound on the device. When I go to sound ...
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My bose AE2w Headphones connect but not visible in sound settings sometimes but overall not good sound quality

My headphones work with my ipad and iphone. It's just that on my Mac Book Pro mid 2012 13 inch (9,2) the sound quality is low on Ubuntu and better on my other devices. Please help, I've tried ...
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Different applications, different sound output devices

I would find it really useful if I could make it so that music I am playing on YouTube in Chrome comes out of speakers, and the sound from other applications comes out of my earphones, so I am ...
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How to use alsamixer for line in microphone input?

I'm new hear and I am trying to get my computer to work with a microphone for input audio. I am using the line in 3.5 mm jack for the microphone, not a usb. I am using Xubuntu version 12 on a desktop ...
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low sound levels on toshiba satellite

I just started using Ubuntu 14.04 and am very new to it. My Toshiba satellite laptop had loud sound volume using Windows. Now, the sound is barely audible in all cases except while playing CDs. I ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...
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HDAjackretask don't let the mute work correctly

I have a problem with HDAjackretask from Alsa-Tools which is when I have the speakers configured on the system for my LCD speakers, Built-in Speakers and the Beats Subwoofer, the Mute LED don't work ...
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On-board surround sound

I'm using my on-board soundchip with a S/PDIF output to a 5.1 sound kit. Trying to enable 5.1 sound, I followed these instructions : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio During the ...
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Alsa problems with python2.7- Unable to open slave

I am using python's module pyaudio to process sound but ALSA returns: ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open ...
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Ubuntu On Mac External Speakers via Headphone Jack Not Working

Running 14.10. I've already taken a look at the other threads with similar issues. I went to alsamixer and turned of the auto mute and made sure the headphone section wasn't muted. When I look at ...
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How can I forward the audio output of my Ubuntu desktop to another (Debian) machine?

(Full disclosure: I've asked a question on the Pi side of this process over on the Pi StackExchange.) I have a Raspberry Pi (with OSMC, so practically Debian) that I want to leave on permanently, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 resolution and weird set-up problems

Have been using Ubuntu in another VM for the last months, but now installing it on a new VirtualBox on a Mac, it's giving me several problems. First, the very common "low resolution" problem, which ...
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Clicking sound when playing audio

Before flagging this question as duplicate, this is not a random or periodic clicking sound. It only happens once a sound is played on the speakers for the "first time". "First time" being after a ...
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Sound from video is very low whereas mp3 file sound is good

I have tried in VLC as well as totem, when I play a mp3 files sound is good but sound from video is muffled. I am using hp pavilion dv6. Please let me know for any other info. I am new to ubuntu
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No more sound output in Ubuntu 14.04

On Dell Latitude E5440 I run Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS. As far as I am concerned after getting some upgrades I am getting no sound output in Ubuntu although it works in Windows on the same machine. ...
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Sound system on Ubuntu 14.10 not working

I'm aware that Ubuntu has common problems with the sound system. I've already looked into alsamixer, made sure all things are unmuted, my analog is also the default sound, computer recognizes the ...
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Set a max volume for the Terminal bell

Is there a way to set the max volume the terminal bell can be? That us say it is at volume x when system volume is at 50%, when I go over 50% I want the bell sound to stay at x volume. There does not ...
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Rhythmbox syncing windows games sound files. Any way to use windows media player on ubuntu?

I've PC with dual OS , windows and Ubuntu. I installed windows for games, also i installed lots of games in windows. Except gaming i do every work on Ubuntu so i spend more time on Ubuntu. Now problem ...
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How do I figure out where random sound is coming from?

I'm using 14.04 LTS on a thinkpad. For the past week or so, I've been regularly hearing these random bubbling/popping sound (I think that'S the best way I can describe them) and I cannot for the life ...
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Alsamixer cannot be found

On Lubuntu 14.04 LTS upgraded from 13.10, I cannot open alsamixer. In the terminal I get: $ alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory I can confirm that: alsa-utils is installed. ...
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What is 0 and 0 in hw:0,0 mean? and how can I get those value?

I'm trying to do screencast and record application sound too with ffmpeg. But, I can't get the application sound recorded. I think there's something wrong with my command. What I'm doing is like this: ...
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with laptop speakers can only play system sounds not any others

I am new to linux and have given ubuntu a try. Am currently struggling with an issue as my laptop. It will play system sounds and test sounds but wont play sounds on videos and spotify etc through the ...
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4 sound devices, only 1 works

Recently installed 14.04 and slowly starting to learn my way around, but this sound issue has me baffled. So I have four different places to get sound from (5 counting onboard s/pdif, but I don't ...
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No Audio DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell Ubuntu 14.04

I have been unable to get headphone or internal audio to work on my DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell with Ubuntu 14.04. Here is the information I have. I would really appreciate your help. Alsa Info Script ...
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What is causing my issues with sound in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm hoping I can get some help with problems I've been having with sound in Ubuntu 14.04. I work a lot with audio recordings, and noticed difficulties when I started trying to record and annotate ...
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No sound driver in GNOME sound applet

I cannot see anymore any sound device in the GNOME sound applet, after updating Ubuntu 14.04 (the update contained the kernel 3.13.0-49). I tried to come back to the preceding kernel (3.13.0-48) ...
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Audio fades out

I can find what is dropping my audio. I have my headphones audio at 100%, master volume 100%, the audio controls for the headphones at 100%, and the volume remains at a whisper. If I change the ...
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Although HDMI configured as primary output, sound will still be put out from both laptop and TV (HDMI) speakers

See title, this one puzzles me. pactl set-card-profile 0 output:hdmi-stereo # specifying sound output naxa@akaya:~$ pacmd list-cards | grep output\: output:analog-stereo: Analogue Stereo Output ...
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Sound not working on HP notebook

Since yesterday my laptop will not play music or videos on YouTube, and if it plays them at all, the videos are without any sound. Besides which, it stays stuck out of nowhere with any webpage I open. ...